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Best Methods to Maintain Your Drains

October 10, 2021

A chore that regularly goes unnoticed, maintaining your drains. So how often should you maintain drains and how will it significantly reduce blockages in the near future? We'll cover all of your burning questions in this article.

Why Maintain Drains?

There's nothing more frustrating than to have a blocked drain spring upon you unexpectedly, in fact, 80% of UK households will suffer from a blocked toilet at least twice a year.

So it's safe to say that maintaining your drains is a priority you should keep on top of at least once a quarter to greatly reduce the chances of a clog or blockage within your drainage system.

Best Proven Methods to Maintain Drains

  1. Let's start with the kitchen, Keep ANY Grease & Fats out of your Drainage system!
  2. Add a Protective Screen over kitchen & bathroom Plugholes. Something like this Wilko Basin Plug Hole Strainer.
  3. Add a Drain Guard to your outside drain, similar to this Gully Grid Guard from Wilko.
  4. Clear debris from outside drains (don't let leaves and dirt become a bigger problem!).
  5. Clean out your drains with natural cleaning solutions - Boiling water, baking soda, white vinegar.

If the Drain is Partially or Fully Blocked, Call a Professional Drain Unblocker

blocked outside drain before unblocking

Preventive measures will always help to reduce the number of drain blockages you face however if you find yourself with a blocked drain or a slow flow we insist that you call a local drain unblocker near you ASAP! We don't suggest that you attempt to unblock the drain yourself as you might cause more damage to the drainage system, this is because you could be dealing with a serious blockage that has been caused further inside the drain system thus making it very difficult to unblock without the professional equipment.

We hope this article has helped you understand the best ways to prevent a blockage and to better maintain your drains for the future.

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